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Rita Pascell -- Dec. 08, 2018

Rita Pascell, 88, died peacefully, December 8, 2018.  Rita was the wife of Ralph A. Pascell (predeceased).  She is survived by her children Mary Ellen (Samuel Lockwood) and Rebecca Johnson. She is predeceased by her son, Albert Pascell. She is the grandmother of Richard (Renee) Gunby, Gabrielle Lockwood (Jesse Dittmar), and Elizabeth Johnson. She is survived by three great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was the loving sister of Rosa (McGee) and predeceased by her siblings: Mary, Nettie, Gus, and Andrew.

Rita was born in 1930. She dedicated her life to her husband and family.  Rita worked as a nurse's aide and held various jobs throughout her life. She enjoyed family card games and teaching the younger generations how to play.  Rita loved feeding and watching the hummingbirds that would visit her yard;  along with other wildlife. She spent her later years as a snowbird between Rushford, NY and Sebring, FL.

A spring memorial is being planned. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Rita Pascell to: St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude PI, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org/donate; as this was her favorite charity.